Joe Fafard
Running Horses, 2007
laser cut steel, 10 12 m installation width
Purchased 2008 with the generous support of the Distinguished Patrons of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Photo © National Gallery of Canada

Naming Opportunities

For the first time in its history, the National Gallery is offering patrons the opportunity to sponsor its most important galleries, public spaces and even signature works of art.

Named spaces and masterworks recognize donations ranging from $250,000 to $25 million.

Among the spaces available for naming are the Great Hall, Garden, Library and Archives, Auditorium, Lecture Hall, Special Exhibition Galleries, Group of Seven Galleries, Baroque Gallery and Abstract Expressionism Gallery (featuring the iconic Voice of Fire by Barnett Newman).

Masterworks available for naming include Benjamin West’s The Death of General Wolfe, Tom Thomson’s The Jack Pine and Louise Bourgeois’ Maman.

Patrons may direct these donations to the Foundation’s general endowments, to designated Endowment Opportunities, or to special projects, known as Expendable Fund Opportunities. In this way, donors have the unique opportunity to attach their donation to both a Gallery space and an activity that reflects their interest or passion.

The Naming Opportunities initiative ensures a long-term legacy. In most cases, naming is in place for a minimum of 25 years.

The following spaces and masterworks are available for naming:

Major Collection Halls
Canadian Art Galleries
European and American Art Galleries
Contemporary Art Galleries (Ground)
Contemporary Art Galleries (Upper)
Special Exhibition Galleries
Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries

Signature Spaces
Great Hall
Library and Archives
Garden Court – in Canadian Galleries
Water Court – in Canadian Galleries
Lecture Hall
Restoration and Conservation Laboratory

Premiere galleries
Tom Thomson and Group of Seven (A108)
Renaissance (C202)
Italian Renaissance and Mannerism (C203)
Baroque (C204)
Northern School, Rubens, Rembrandt (C205)
Canaletto (C207)
18th Century (C208)
David (C209)
Courbet, Daumier (C212)
Impressionists (C213)
Abstract Expressionist (C214)
Klimt (C215)
Picasso, Mondrian
Masterpiece in Focus (C218)